The Golden Hammer – Dutch Oracle User Group Session on JDeveloper 11g Technology Preview 3


Last Thursday, I did a presentation during the Dutch Oracle User Group event on JDeveloper 11g TP3. I sort of made fun of ourselves: the title of the event suggest we were like a bunch or carpenters coming together to discuss a new type of hammer that is not yet available and whose benefits we will discuss. Of course the really important topics are the trends in application development and deployment, application architecture and the user-application interaction patterns. The presentation I did – following Hugo Brandt (Oracle) and Edwin Biemond (Ordina) focused on those broader concepts. I discussed Web 2.0 and Social Networking, SaaS, Event Driven Architecture and a number of other trends that will influence the way we develop applications in the near future – and of course the way in which JDeveloper 11g will help us with that.

You can download the presentation here: TheGoldenHammer.pdf.


About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.


  1. Erik – here are the words on the Big Picture slide (Acrobat reader allowed me to select them):
    * IT is about business, processes and people
    * Fusion Middleware 11g is about
    – architecture and infrastructure
    – trends in application development & deployment
    * Oracle’s tools for Application Development are for
    – ‘Tick in the box’ for analysts and decision makers
    – Building Fusion Applications
    * JDeveloper11g is design time IDE for the 11g FM stack
    – ADF Rich Faces, WebCenter, SOA Suite, (BAM)
    * But when…

    Lucas – you make some very thought-provoking points, especially about how future applications may be replaced by event-driven task-oriented chunks of functionality. Certainly the ubiquity of networks between organisations and their customers/partners, coupled with a degree of protocol standardisation, has given business strategists the expectation that anything is possible. Of course different types of organisations (or even departments with a business) have different very requirements on their IT. Some industries that are very people-intensive (e.g. construction, healthcare) might use IT in a more fluid way as communications and processes are more dynamic. However others do the same things over and over (e.g. banking, manufacturing) and IT is often about improving the efficiency of those fixed, and relatively static, processes. Therefore the need for ultimate flexibility (and certainly when traded with performance and/or end-to-end stability) will vary.

    We’re certainly living through interesting times…

  2. Lucas,
    In one of the last slides you describe the ‘big picture’. I suppose it’s a kind of summary. Unfortunately there is a big globe on the slide (probably flying in in the presentation). Can you tell me what’s behind the globe?
    Kind regards Erik